News & Events Coordinator Position Available!, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400Erie Federal Credit Union - Job Posting

Job Title: HR Coordinator Position
Department: Human Resources
Location: Glenwood Building
Application Deadline: Monday, May 29, 2017


The Human Resource Coordinator provides support in all aspects of human resources including employee relations and assistance, benefits, payroll, safety, training, recruitment and hiring, records retention, and other administrative tasks and special projects.


  1. Answers employee basic requests and questions with empathy and in a confidential and timely manner. Refer advanced questions/concerns to HR Manager.
  2. Assists in hiring process by coordinating job posting on the website/newspaper/additional resources, reviewing and entering resumes, performing telephone interviews and reference checks.
  3. Assists with recruitment and interview process. Coordinates and schedules interviews with all interviewers. Reserves interview location and prepares necessary interview paperwork.
  4. Prepares paperwork and conducts new employee orientations. Continues to build employee/employer relationship after hire.
  5. Maintains personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements.
  6. Completes health/dental/vision, life and long-term disability insurance processes to include enrollments, change reporting and billing. Communicates with service providers concerning routine administration of programs.
  7. Completes HR checklists and updates HR systems/spreadsheets with employee change requests and processes paperwork. Communicates changes to other departments and vendors as needed.
  8. Communicates frequently with Accounting Department to ensure accurate employee compensation.
  9. Conducts audits of various payroll, benefits or other HR programs and recommends any corrective action.
  10. Takes on an active Administrator role in the online payroll system. Assists managers and employees with timecards and attendance tracking in payroll system. Maintains employee time off records throughout the year by confirming accuracy in payroll system.
  11. Maintains the employee handbook with updated resolutions and other pertinent information, as needed.
  12. Assists with processing of terminations.
  13. Takes an active role in Human Resource research, special projects, and employee events.
  14. Maintain up-to-date and thorough knowledge of federal and state employment law.
  15. Maintain current knowledge of and compliance with all Credit Union policies and procedures, including compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and all federal laws and regulations as set forth by the NCUA and other regulatory agencies.

    NOTE: The list of essential functions is not exhaustive. It may be supplemented as necessary.


  1. Attend meetings, conferences, seminars and training courses relating to areas of responsibility.
  2. Support and participate in credit union sponsored activities.


  1. Professional, well-developed interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with employees and vendors. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  2. Requires high school education. Additional coursework in Human Resources, Business, Psychology or a related field preferred.
  3. At least two years of human resources experience required.
  4. Intermediate working knowledge of PC applications (Office Suite).
  5. Human Resources certification (HRCI or SHRM Certification) preferred.
  6. Proficient spelling, grammar and written communication skills.
  7. Excellent telephone and communication skills.

Physical Requirements
Sitting = FrequentCrawling = Occasional
Standing = FrequentClimbing = Occasional
Walking = FrequentBalancing = Occasional
Driving an automobile = OccasionalReaching Overhead = Occasional
Lifting/Carrying = Occasional**Reaching Forward = Occasional
**Amount of Weight = 25-50Kneeling = Occasional
Squatting = OccasionalPush/Pull = Occasional
Bending = OccasionalTwisting = Occasional


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

If you are interested in applying for this position please submit an Erie Federal Credit Union resume or application to Tracey Cettin no later than Monday, May 29, 2017.

If you are interested in applying for the position of HR Coordinator please submit an Erie Federal Credit Union application and resume to or mail to Erie Federal Credit Union Attn: Human Resources, 1959 East 36th Street, Erie, PA 16510.

Our application can be found here: Erie FCU Employment Application

Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE)

Since its inception in 1936, Erie Federal Credit Union has been serving its members in and around the Erie, Pennsylvania area with exceptional financial products. As a full-service credit union, anyone that lives, works, worships, or attends school in Erie or Crawford County, PA may be eligible to join. Erie FCU is federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Lender.

Tree Planting School Tour is back!, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400Simple Acts of Green - Spring tree planting tour!

We have reached our Happi Tree planting school tour goal of planting 92 new trees at Erie and the surrounding area schools!

Our "Be Happi, Be Green" tree planting initiative is back in session for another school year! Last year, our "go green" initiative visited seven Erie area elementary schools planting over 60 new trees to help keep Erie beautiful! "Simple acts of Green" can go a long way. With that message in mind, Erie Federal Credit Union is once again teaming up with community partners Environment Erie, Gerlach's, and Happi Radio 92.7 FM for our "Happi Tree Planting" tour at Erie area elementary schools.

The goal of the "Go Green" initiative is to help set an environmentally sound example for the Erie youth teaching them the value of keeping our world "green". Students are involved with the actual planting of trees and can take pride in doing their part in keeping their world green and beautiful.

"Happi Tree Planting" 2017 spring tour school schedule:

Tuesday, April 25th:Fairview High School11:00 am
Tuesday, May 5th:Robison elementary10:30 am
Wednesday, May 10th:Jefferson elementary10:00 am
Thursday, May 25th:Harding elementary10:00 am

Harding Elementary School

Much to the delight of our Happi trees, the rain greeted us on our 4th stop of our Happi tree planting tour at Harding Elementary School! No worries though, the awesome students dug right into their new assignment and helped plant their new trees around the perimeter of Harding Elementary school!

With this planting, we have "officially" reached our goal of planting 92 new trees at Erie and the surrounding area schools! A big "thank you" to all of the students, families and teachers we have met along the way! Thank you for joining us in taking an active role in making a difference to help keep our world green and beautiful! Excellent job!

Jefferson Elementary School

No rain this time for our 3rd Happi tree planting stop at Jefferson Elementary School! The awesome students grabbed their shovels and helped us plant eight new trees around the perimeter of their school! Thank you students, families and teachers of Jefferson Elementary school for making a difference in keeping this world green and beautiful! Excellent job!

Robison Elementary School

The rain greeted us again for our 2nd Happi tree planting stop at the Robison Elementary School! No worries though, the eager students, clad with umbrellas and mud boots, were ready to brave the elements as they planted eight new trees around the perimeter of their school! The students, families and teacher of Robison Elementary school making a difference in keeping this world green and beautiful! Awesome job!

Fairview High School

Rain didn't damper the spirits of the Fairview High School students as they planted eight new trees around the perimeter of their school! Fairview High school making a difference in keeping this world green and beautiful! Excellent job!

We visited these schools in 2016. Thanks for your help! Keep Erie Beautiful!

Diehl Elementary School

Another picture perfect fall day as we put a close to our Happi Tree planning tour. The Diehl Elementary students successfully planted nine new Happi Trees around the perimeter of their school! Making a difference in keeping this world green and beautiful! Excellent job! See you next spring!

Sarah A. Reed Children's Center - Hamilton Campus

What a beautiful day to plant nine new Happi Trees at the Sarah A. Reed Hamilton Campus with the assistance from their eager students! The students making a difference in keeping this world green and beautiful! Excellent job!

Lincoln Elementary Plant

Nine new Happi Trees were planted by our little helpers from Lincoln Elementary School! The Lincoln Elementary students helping to keep our world green and beautiful! Great job!

Pfeiffer Burleigh Elementary Plant

The boys and girls were extremely helpful getting their hands dirty to pitch in and help plant their new trees around the perimeter of the school! Keeping our world green and beautiful! A great job done by our little helpers from Pfeiffer Burleigh Elementary!

Simple Acts of Green - Spring Tree Planting Tour!

In the spring, our "Happi Tree Planting" tour visited Edison, Iroquois, and JoAnna Connell Elementary schools planting 9 trees at each school!

The end goal: to plant 92 new trees at Erie area schools!

Iroquois Elementary Plant

Our elementary crew got right to it planting their new trees around the perimeter of the school! Keeping our world green and beautiful thanks to our little helpers from Iroquois Elementary!

Edison Elementary Plant

Our "Happi Tree Planting" tour stopped at Edison Elementary School! Great time! Great job done by our little helpers...the Edison Eagles!

Joanna Connell Elementary Plant

As we celebrate our 80th anniversary of serving our members and the Erie community, we have teamed up with Environment Erie and the Cafaro Foundation to "Be Happi, Be Green" with Happi 92.7! Follow our tree planting tour, as we visit area schools setting an environmentally sound example for the Erie youth to teach them the value of keeping our world "green".

Together, we can change this planet with “simple acts of green”. By planting one tree per year, recycling, reducing our energy consumption, whatever you chose…

A Happi, healthier world starts with YOU! #CreditUnionsCare

Keep checking back for more details! Teaching our youth the value of going green!

Happi 92.7, Erie's #1 Hit Spot: Happi Radio

Environment Erie - Learn more here: envErie

Annual Meeting & Breakfast Announced, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

  • Cost: $10 per person. (Tickets must be purchased prior to May 1st. No exceptions.)
  • Doors Open: 9:00AM - Breakfast: 9:30AM
  • Menu: Breakfast Buffet

Annual meeting will commence after breakfast. There is no charge to attend the meeting only.

]]>Student Scholarships Available, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Applying for the Scholarships is easy!

The Erie Chapter of Credit Unions - James J. DeDad Scholarships are available to participating credit union members between the ages of 17 and 24, who are or will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in 2017.

Just complete the attached application and write a 500-word essay on: “What should your credit union do to meet and exceed the expectations of your peers?”

Judging for the Scholarships

Based on credit union knowledge and the ability to communicate your thoughts and ideas through your essay. All entrants will be notified of the Scholarship results in July. An awards ceremony for the winners will be held in August 2017.

Instructions for all applicants applying:

  1. Complete the attached Scholarship Application.
  2. Complete the Essay Question. Your essay must be typewritten and no longer than 500 words.
  3. You must return your application and essay to your Credit Union no later than June 2, 2017, to be eligible. Late Applications and Essays will not be accepted.

Click here for application: DeDad Application

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To avoid any indication of partiality by the judging committee, please do not include the name of your Credit Union, any employee of your Credit Union or in any way indicate which Credit Union you are a member of in your essay.

Scholarship will be awarded as follows:
1st Place$3,000
2nd Place$1,500
3rd Place$1,250
4th Place$1,000
5th Place$750
6th Place$500
Total awarded$8,000

Please note: Applications for the Erie Chapter of Credit Unions
James J. DeDad Scholarships will be available on April 1, 2017.
Applicants must be credit union members at one of the following participating credit unions: Americo FCU, Erie Community CU, Erie FCU, IBEW Local #56 FCU, North East Welch FCU, and Widget Financial.
]]>Free Financial Seminar series announced!, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400var url = "/seminars"; $(location).attr('href',url);]]>April is National Credit Union Youth Month, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

April is "National Credit Union Youth Month!

National Credit Union Youth Month was created to teach your child the benefits of saving for their future. To celebrate, every child who opens an Erie FCU savings account will receive one “free” pass to the expERIEnce Children’s Museum! A youth account is anyone 17 years of age and under.

Also, when you open a new savings account for a your youth, we'll cover their initial $5.00 membership deposit. Click and print $5 coupon here: Hoot Saving $5 coupon

Great journeys begin with a single step!

Get started today! Bring in your kids’ savings jar to any branch location and open a youth savings account as part of our month long celebration. We'd be happy to discuss the options available for your young saver! They’ll have fun investing in their future and you'll be happy to know, they’ll be Credit Union Strong! Every Friday in April, five winners will be chosen at random to win a $10 Nest Egg* savings deposit. All young members (age 17 and under) will be automatically entered to win.

Learn more here: Kids Treasure Club Savings Account

Treasure Club Youth account is for children 12 years and younger. Children’s Museum passes good for ages 17 & under.

Membership eligibility required. *No Purchase Necessary.

]]>Erie FCU Sunday Family Fun Days are back!, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Fans, DID YOU KNOW? Membership has its Advantages!

Every Sunday home game, Erie FCU members can use their Platinum MasterCard, debit card or show their member ID (cash purchases) to buy a regularly priced Sunday ticket and receive a voucher for a free Smith’s hot dog and fountain drink per each ticket purchased.

  • Limit 4 vouchers per member.
  • Offer valid at stadium box office only.
  • Not available for online purchases.

Make Sunday “Family Fun Day” with Erie Federal Credit Union and the Erie SeaWolves!

Erie FCU - Erie Seawolves "Sunday Family Fun Day" Schedule

Sunday, April 9th:1:35 PMTrentonCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing
Sunday, April 23rd:1:35 PMBinghamtonCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing
Sunday, May 7th:1:35 PMTrentonCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing
Sunday, May 28th:1:35 PMAltoonaCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing
Sunday, June 4th:1:35 PMHarrisburgCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing
Sunday, June 25th:1:35 PMBowieCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing
Sunday, July 16th:1:35 PMAkronCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing
Sunday, August 6th:1:35 PMHartfordCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing
Sunday, August 13th:1:35 PMNew HampshireCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing
Sunday, August 27th:1:35 PMAkronCheck online or at box office for ticket pricing

Erie Seawolves: Ticket Info here

]]>5 Reasons to Purchase a Home Now!, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

1. Interest Rates Are Projected To Rise

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised the interest rate it charges banks. The Mortgage Banks Association projects that 30-year mortgage interest rates will rise above 5 percent this year.

2. Home Prices are Rising

Average home prices are increasing about 4.5 percent nationally, a trend that is expected to continue for several years.

3. Competition Is Increasing

Many people put off buying a home during the Recession, but that pent-up demand is now entering the market and will compete for your dream house.

4. Owning a Home Create Family Wealth

In recent studies, the Federal Reserve found that the average homeowner’s net worth is 30 times greater than a renter.

5. Buy Low, Sell High

Home ownership can create family wealth if you follow good investment principles: Buy at the lowest price possible, and hold on to your investment until you can sell it at a higher price. Today’s real estate is selling “low” compared to where it will be in coming years – It's time to buy!

We offer a variety of mortgage products and services, including programs for first time home buyers:

  • Fixed and Adjustable Rate Mortgages
  • Refinance Mortgages
  • FHA, USDA and VA Mortgages
  • Jumbo Loans
  • PHFA Loans
  • Construction to Permanent Mortgage
  • FHA 203K

Erie Federal Credit Union is here to help you with your mortgage needs! Whether you're looking to purchase your first home, or want to refinance your existing mortgage, Erie FCU has an extensive selection of services and products designed to meet your financial needs.

We offer competitive rates, low fees and a variety of terms! Come into our office or give us a call and let the Erie FCU team show you how we can help make your mortgage financing more affordable.

Ask how you can receive a FREE pre-approval TODAY!

Erie FCU Tax Resources, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500var url = "/taxes/"; $(location).attr('href',url);]]>Erie FCU proud sponsor - Erie County in Civil War, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"Sacrifice, Valor, & Grit - Erie County in the Civil War" exhibit is now open through Labor day. If you love Erie history, you'll love this exhibit meticulously procured and presented by the historical experts at the Erie County Historical Society.

More details: